French improved prune?

Anyone here have “french improved prune”? Is this what yours looks like? Definitely collection-WORTHY. Sweet with very subtle perfume undertone.


Here is the description.

Foundation Plant Services.

Yours looked different than mine esp. the bottom end.

Mine was not ripe. It got knocked off by accident. Mine will ripen in two weeks.
@scottfsmith has this variety. He probably can tell you whether or not yours was a correct variety.

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Those are beautiful. Is the tree in full sun? (Or graft in full sun?). they are usually a bit more blue.

It is hard to tell from a couple samples, mine do look more like @mamuang 's but it could be related to growing conditions. The inside color looks right.

Mine all look the same.


Mine are shaped like Mamuang’s, but I have seen pictures of them on websites that look like yours.

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@scottfsmith more samples;


@mamuang Yes my samples are shaped a bit like skinny pears with the narrowed neck… What does yours look inside? My seeds are easy to remove but have a 3mm thick layer of flesh stuck to it as seen in one of the photos.

@mrsg47 not sure who you’re asking but i don’t remember the tree’s exact positioning…i do remember my source’s backyard had trees kept at about 8-10ft tall and we’re spread out enough…all on northern side of house.

The inside when fully ripe looked similar to yours, amber, sweet and arommatic.

However, this year, all most all of them have cracked, rotted and dropped. I do not know if I will have any good ones left to ripen, to be honest.

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I think that is French Improved… just the climate making them look a bit different.

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